Subject Re: SV: [Firebird-Architect] Re: Design of new built-in functions
Author Lester Caine
Martijn Tonies wrote:

>>>Also, if Microsoft Access is thought of as a real alternative in the
>>>questions asked, what about XML files?
>>What about them?
>>I find XML files support in DBMS to be a marketing trick and nothing more.
>>Milan Babuskov
> What he said.
> XML doesn't belong in a db _except_ for "original storage purposes".

XML is a transport mechanism - pure and simple.
Provides a sensible way of data requests and returning results, but
ANYTHING would be faster and more compact in practice :)
200 pages of documentation to define an address! :(

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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